Cardinia Shire 2021 Australia Day Award nominees announced

Cardinia Shire Council is proud to announce this year’s Australia Day Award nominees.

Cardinia Shire Mayor Councillor Brett Owen congratulates all nominees and thanks them for their contribution to making Cardinia Shire the great place it is.

“I would like to extend my gratitude to each of our Cardinia Shire 2021 Australia Day Award nominees for their outstanding work within our community in what can only be described as a difficult year,” Cr Owen said.

“Every year we are amazed by the efforts of people within our community. These nominations are such a wonderful example of these people who are making the lives of others in our community better. We thank you.”

Citizen of the Year nominees

  • Wendy Andrews
  • Brett Barker
  • Hardev Singh Cheema
  • Tony Fitzgerald
  • Aanchal Meshram
  • Brijal Parikh
  • Chris Rogers
  • Sakattar Singh
  • Shoheli Sunjida
  • Jasbir Singh Suropada

Senior Citizen of the Year nominees

  • Stan Hamilton
  • Diane Norton
  • Gwenda Preston
  • Ian Robert Wake
  • Susan Wales

Young Citizen of the Year nominees

  • Michael William Pearce

Community Event of the Year nominees

  • A Part Together
  • Book Launch – Voices From The Past
  • Cardinia Farm and Food Festival
  • Cockatoo Country Virtual Markets
  • Garfield Christmas Festival
  • Isolation Exhibition
  • Kids Fun Run With Thomas
  • Multicultural Cricket Tournament
  • Pakenham Welcomes 2020 New Year Event
  • South Sudanese Community Day

The Cardinia Shire 2021 Australia Day Award winners will be announced on 25 January.

Council is proud to provide funding support to the following community events being held on Australia Day (Tuesday 26 January):

Cockatoo Township Australia Day Community Breakfast

Alma Treloar Reserve, Pakenham Road, Cockatoo

7.30am – 10.30am

Koo Wee Rup Australia Day Ceremony

Koo Wee Rup Community Centre at Cochrane Park, Rossiter Road, Koo Wee Rup

8.15am – 10.30am

Beaconsfield Australia Day Movie

Holm Park Reserve, Beaconsfield–Emerald Road, Beaconsfield

Gates open 8pm

Bookings are essential – for details, please visit the Beaconsfield Progress Association Facebook page at

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